Climate Protection Matchday

"Our Game, Our Responsibility."

The 3rd League Climate Protection Action Matchday this season was organized by the clubs themselves. With the help of elevengreen, an initiative for ecological sustainability was launched. Visitors enjoyed exciting matches while also making a contribution to environmental protection.

"Our Game, Our Responsibility" is the motto. The 3rd League Climate Protection Action Matchday in 2024 marks the beginning of increased environmental protection in the German 3rd League. With ten committed clubs, our goal is to raise awareness for environmental protection in our society.

ElevenGreen thanks all participating clubs: FC Viktoria Köln 1904 e.V., VfB Lübeck v. 1919 e. V., SSV Ulm 1846 Fußball, SV Sandhausen 1916 e.V., Hallescher Fußballclub e.V., SC Preußen Münster, DSC Arminia Bielefeld, SSV Jahn Regensburg GmbH & Co. KGaA, SpVgg Unterhaching, and SV Waldhof

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Climate Protection in Sports

Climate change is not only a threat to the environment in general, but it also has significant impacts on the sport we all love, due to extreme weather events. For this reason, the Climate Protection Action Matchday is an important step to raise awareness and sensitize all stakeholders.


For the Climate Protection Action Matchday, the clubs have decided to collect donations for reforestation projects. Every 2 seconds, an area of forest the size of a football field disappears from our planet. Planting and maintaining trees is a long-term investment in our future.


Schwalbe is the first company to offer a fully closed-loop recycling system for bicycle tubes and tires. This closed-loop system reduces energy and resource consumption while simultaneously saving up to 80% of CO2 emissions.


Every weekend, over a million fans flock to football stadiums to cheer on their favorite teams, posing a significant environmental problem. In fact, studies show that nearly two-thirds of a sports club's CO2 emissions are caused by fan mobility.


Food production significantly contributes to global environmental impact. In fact, the type of diet has a major influence on emissions, as studies show. The more important question is WHAT I eat rather than where the food is transported from.

DSC Arminia Bielefeld:

Together for a Sustainable Future in Football

In a world where the urgency for ecological sustainability grows louder by the day, the partnership between Arminia Bielefeld, elevengreen, and the dedicated football community shows that sport can be a powerful platform for positive change.

Unique Synergies for Environmental Protection

The project "DSC Fans for a Sustainable Future" is a shining example of how football can extend beyond the game and serve as a catalyst for actionable, local sustainable initiatives. Through the collaboration of fans, sponsors, service providers, and employees of DSC Arminia Bielefeld, innovative sustainability projects are being launched, supported by the Stadtwerke Bielefeld GmbH Foundation.

elevengreen: Bridging the Gap for Sustainability

As a link between different actors in the football ecosystem, elevengreen is committed to using football as a platform to not only raise awareness among fans but also mobilize clubs, companies, and sponsors around the topic of sustainability. With the goal of working together for a livable future for future generations, we build bridges and promote the development towards a more sustainable football.

From Idea to Implementation

The first workshops have already shown the potential when the football community comes together. Ideas for raising awareness, changing behavior, and building community around the club were developed and are now being prioritized and concretized. These projects are the first step on the path to tangible changes.

A Call to Participate

At elevengreen, we believe the best way to shape the future is to actively participate in it. The commitment of Arminia Bielefeld and its community shows that sustainability and sport can go hand in hand. We invite everyone to become part of this movement and together pave the way for sustainable football.

The Future is Green and Plays Football

The partnership between Arminia Bielefeld, elevengreen, and the entire football community is proof that the desire for a sustainable future in sports is real and achievable. Together, we are setting new standards for ecological responsibility and showing that football can be much more than just a game.

We look forward to further collaboration and the many innovative projects that lie ahead. Because together, we can create a sustainable future – on and off the field.

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